What are Dentures?

When patients lose some or all of their teeth, they need a great replacement option. Dentures are prosthetic teeth that can give you back that flawless smile and laugh.

Dentures are designed to replace missing teeth in your unique smile. Whether you are missing a few teeth or all of your teeth, dentures might be the best choice for you. They look and function the same way natural teeth do, making them a popular treatment for missing teeth over the years.

How Are Dentures Shaped?

Dentures can be attached to a base that fits inside of your mouth. They can also be secured by dental implants that are strategically placed into the jawbone, so you can have a set of dentures that never slips or slides.

Dentures may be a complete set or a partial one. Complete dentures replace all of the teeth in one of the mandibular arches (upper or lower) or both. Partial dentures fill in gaps in a smile that still has some healthy teeth. To learn more about partial dentures, see our partial dentures page.

The Advantages of Dentures

We design dentures that will:

  • Allow you to eat all of your favorite foods again.
  • Prevent sunken cheeks and collapsed lips.
  • Assist in proper pronunciation.
  • Give you a proud and beautiful smile!

Dentures provide an opportunity for you to enjoy your life again! Rather than suffer the pangs of tooth loss, you can enjoy a fully functional, beautiful smile again.

What Causes Tooth Loss?

Tooth loss is more common than you might think, and it can affect anyone. The most common reasons for tooth loss include:

  • Periodontal Disease | Coming in at the number ONE cause of tooth loss, periodontal disease affects over half of Americans. Periodontal disease begins with mild symptoms, such as swollen and bleeding gums, but it can quickly progress to jawbone deterioration and tooth loss.
  • Tooth Decay | Severe tooth decay, caused by plaque buildup, can make the teeth weak to the point of falling out. In cases where the tooth has not fallen out, it may need to be extracted to protect your oral health.
  • Injury | Trauma to the teeth can cause them to loosen, break, or fall out.

Unfortunately, tooth loss of any sort forces the rest of the teeth to shift, leading to a crooked smile. Tooth loss also reduces stimulation to the jawbone, meaning the jawbone can deteriorate and collapse. This further ages your appearance and can even cause further tooth loss.

Before missing teeth lead to an unnatural appearance and jaw pain, it’s important to seek a tooth replacement solution. Whether you need partial dentures or a complete set, we can help you replace your teeth and restore your oral health!

Call Us Today!

Don’t go all the way to Mexico for your dentures. You will be amazed by our competitive pricing along with a stress-free treatment experience.

Stop worrying about missing teeth and call Dr. Barrows today. We won’t let you down with our first class dentures.